Work Travel Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

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For thousands of organizations both big and small, travel is the best way to maintain contact with clients, satellite offices, and industry events. But for HR admins, just thinking about the issues that can arise while employees are on the road is enough to keep them up at night. In the interest of preserving your […]

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Leadership vs. Authority: The Critical Difference

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In creating a welcome packet for our upcoming 2017 Summit, we realized we were missing an “official” description for one of the BambooHR company values, Lead from Where You Are. That came as a surprise, considering how critical we feel that value statement is to us as an organization; it’s one of the reasons we […]

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Bamboo Payroll™ is Here!

Can you hear a buzz in the air? It could be a swarm of killer bees invading your HVAC ducts (in which case you should think about evacuating the building) or it could be the excitement surrounding Bamboo Payroll! Payroll is probably the most consistent interaction between HR and employees, yet most employees don’t even […]

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Recruiting 101: Looking Beyond Talent

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Here’s a classic: Think about the star basketball player in your high school. Now think about the number of high schools in the nation, and the number of high school players who go on to join the NBA. Yes, it’s an overused example, but it’s nevertheless an easy way to demonstrate that in a world […]

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Join Our Referral Program!

Win-win situations are relatively common, at least in our world. We drive someone to In-N-Out for a burger, chances are, they’ll grab our Double Double with Animal-style fries as payment—classic win-win. But when’s the last time you came across a win-win-WIN situation? Well, we’ve created a referral program that often results in that rarest of […]

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Is Strategic Sourcing the New Recruiting?

Sourcing Recruiting Strategy

  Not too long ago, you’d have been forgiven for thinking recruiting and sourcing were one and the same. To the uninitiated, it’s all one job: finding qualified applicants to fill open positions. However, in a short chat with JD Conway, Senior Talent Acquisition Manager for BambooHR, we clarified that despite similar end goals, recruiting […]

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2016 BambooHR Product Updates

If you didn’t notice, 2016 was a great year for Bambooing. Our product team was deep in the trenches all year long completing a laundry list of projects, some big, some small, but all of them designed to improve your BambooHR experience. We sent our fearless reporting crew out into the wilderness to get the […]

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Why HR Needs to Think More Like a Business – BambooHR Blog

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If being too nice is the biggest challenge facing the HR industry, not being business-minded enough about its own role is a close second. Along with attracting kind, helpful, conflict-avoidant mediator types, HR has a tendency to deliver a “be helpful, serve others, and don’t seek the spotlight” message as its core tenet. And once […]

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HR’s Personality Problem

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If anyone were to suggest that HR professionals as a group have an attitude problem, your first reaction would likely be the same as ours: that’s ridiculous. Whether they’re resolving conflicts or chasing you down to fill out that insurance form you forgot to fill out (despite multiple reminders), HR pros are anything but obnoxious. […]

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The New Help Center: It’s Alive!

  You can’t see us, but we’re jumping for joy. We’re finally ready to show you a project we’ve been working on for some time now, and we’re excited to see how the new Help Center impacts your BambooHR experience. Remember our old Help Center? We won’t be offended if you don’t. It was a […]

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